Since 1771. Before the American Revolution. That's how long the Weston family owned this Temple, N.H., farm. "It's been in the family for so long I would not want anything to ever happen to it," Priscilla Weston said.
So it was a bittersweet decision to put the farm up for sale...
You can help snapping turtles safely cross the road. Carefully grab the tail end of the shell, but don't pick a turtle up by its tail. Such a large turtle, measuring 8 to 14 inches in length and weighing up to 70 pounds, lays 20 to 40 eggs. The hatchlings emerge in 80 or 90 days (approximately mid-September). Here we share a video with more tips of how you can help.
During June, shopping at Nature's Green Grocer Market & Café in Peterborough can be a fundraiser for the Conservancy too -- at no additional cost to you. When you spend $50 or more, you'll receive a wooden coin to deposit in the box labeled "Monadnock Conservancy" on your way out of the store. The Conservancy receives a donation for the total value of the coins deposited in the box.
Every day, more and more research is published linking the importance of time in the outdoors to the alleviation of many childhood physical and mental health issues such as obesity, ADHD, chronic stress and PTSD.
Like many land trusts across the nation, the Conservancy is finding that we can play a role in solving these issues. Our Kids Connect! program is one example -- getting children active on conserved lands in Fitzwilliam and Peterborough. Here's to summer fun!